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Meaning of RESPECT

Pronunciation:  ri'spekt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  behavior intended to please your parents; "their children were never very strong on obedience"; "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"
  2. [n]  a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"
  3. [n]  courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
  4. [n]  (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point; "it differs in that respect"
  5. [n]  an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"
  6. [n]  a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"
  7. [n]  the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
  8. [v]  regard highly; think much of
  9. [v]  show respect towards; "honor your parents!"

RESPECT is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: abide by, deference, deference, esteem, esteem, esteem, honor, honour, obedience, observe, prise, prize, regard, regard, regard, respectfulness, value
 Antonyms: disesteem, disesteem, disrespect, disrespect, disrespect
 See Also: accept, admire, affection, affectionateness, attitude, celebrate, civility, consider, court, courtesy, detail, estimate, estimation, fear, filial duty, fondness, good manners, heart, homage, honor, honour, item, last respects, laurels, lionise, lionize, look up to, mental attitude, point, politeness, reckon, regard, revere, reverence, see, stature, tenderness, think the world of, tolerate, venerate, view, warmheartedness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*spect"\ (r?*sp?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Respected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Respecting}.] [L. respectare,
    v. intens. from respicere, respectum, to look back, respect;
    pref. re- re- + specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F.
    respecter. See {Spy}, and cf. {Respite}.]
    1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to
       regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care
       for; to heed.
             Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood. --Shak.
             In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect
             beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and
             herbs.                                --Bacon.
    2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. ``I do
       respect thee as my soul.'' --Shak.
    3. To look toward; to front upon or toward. [Obs.]
             Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so
             respect the ??uth.                    --Sir T.
    4. To regard; to consider; to deem. [Obs.]
             To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar, And as
             his own respected him to death.       --B. Jonson.
    5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as,
       the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
    {As respects}, as regards; with regard to; as to. --Macaulay.
    {To respect the person} or {persons}, to favor a person, or
       persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality. ``Ye shall
       not respect persons in judgment.'' --Deut. i. 17.
    Syn: To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate.
  2. \Re*spect"\, n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See
    {Respect}, v., and cf. {Respite}.]
    1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular
       consideration to; hence, care; caution.
             But he it well did ward with wise respect.
    2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
             Seen without awe, and served without respect.
             The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little
             respect.                              --R. Nelson.
    3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to
       send one's respects to another.
    4. Reputation; repute. [Obs.]
             Many of the best respect in Rome.     --Shak.
    5. Relation; reference; regard.
             They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with
             respect to the various benefits men received from
             him, had several titles.              --Tillotson.
    4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this
       respect; in any respect; in all respects.
             Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be
             acknowledged in many respects.        --Tillotson.
             In one respect I'll be thy assistant. --Shak.
    7. Consideration; motive; interest. [Obs.] ``Whatever secret
       respects were likely to move them.'' --Hooker.
             To the publik good Private respects must yield.
    {In respect}, in comparison. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {In respect of}.
       (a) In comparison with. [Obs.] --Shak.
       (b) As to; in regard to. [Archaic] ``Monsters in respect
           of their bodies.'' --Bp. Wilkins. ``In respect of
           these matters.'' --Jowett. (Thucyd.)
    {In, or With}, {respect to}, in relation to; with regard to;
       as respects. --Tillotson.
    {To have respect of persons}, to regard persons with
       partiality or undue bias, especially on account of
       friendship, power, wealth, etc. ``It is not good to have
       respect of persons in judgment.'' --Prov. xxiv. 23.
    Syn: Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation.
         See {Deference}.